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by notarat
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ImageWriter might break my sd...?
Replies: 10
Views: 1876

Re: ImageWriter might break my sd...?

Whenever you're changing the distro on your SD Card from one distro to another, it's best to reset the SD Card then format it. RaspBMC has a tool included with it that is used to download and write their installation image to SD Card. That same tool can also be used to reset your SD Card to a comple...
by notarat
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry randomly powers off
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Raspberry randomly powers off

The Pi is VERY finicky when it comes to power supplies so I would recommend using a friend's cell phone charger and a different cable just to temporarily test if it shuts down again. Here's a link that shows how vastly different, several similarly-rated PSUs can perform http://www.arcfn.com/2012/10/...
by notarat
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Raspberry PI with Heatsink and Fan
Replies: 21
Views: 31731

Re: My Raspberry PI with Heatsink and Fan

Here's my setup Oh man, this setup is so cool! Do you have a writeup of what you used? I don't have a guide that says, "Use X number of these pieces and Y Number of these." I simply purchased 1 of the 405 piece lego kits, 2 of the 735 piece kits, 2 of the police station kits, and one of the mobile ...
by notarat
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras
Replies: 13
Views: 10772

Re: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras

Here it is in all its "4x larger than my keyboard glory" http://imageshack.us/a/img841/8352/img0154l.jpg It powers the Pi just fine. Each port has its own off/on switch, Each # lights up to let you know which port(s) is/are on (Blue LED) I'm happy with it so now all I have to do is rip it all apart ...
by notarat
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any alternative to xbmc?
Replies: 15
Views: 17576

Re: Any alternative to xbmc?

If I am not mistaken that is the one both Xbian and Raspbmc report as broken. I tried some other, simpler skins, but this did not make directory browsing any faster. I will check SLiK, but I am under the impression xbmc was developed for a way more powerful computer than the raspi is. It just does ...
by notarat
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any alternative to xbmc?
Replies: 15
Views: 17576

Re: Any alternative to xbmc?

Hello, I tried all currently available XBMC based images and, while video playback is good enough, xvmc, the media center part itself, is way to slow and bloated for my taste. Anyone can point me to an alternative, that boots up and allows me to use my tv’s remote control, shows a simple ui to acce...
by notarat
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTPC uses
Replies: 7
Views: 5808

Re: HTPC uses

I've skimmed the forums to and fro, but not found a lot (from what I've searched and read). I have 4 questions, kinda simple, kinda not. 1) will the Pi be able to play native Blu-Ray via USB 2.0? As in standard non-3D 60hz and still be smooth? I've heard it will, but the smootheness over 2.0 is que...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras
Replies: 13
Views: 10772

Re: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras

ALCON, Here's the response from Manhatten (so everyone's aware) Dear ________, The hub has the ability to deliver a max of 4A. The 3.0 ports will receive 900ma when in use ( if their are 900ma still available) at the time of use. Best regards, Manhattan Computer Products Technical Support www.manhat...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Video playback issues with XBMC on Raspbian.
Replies: 2
Views: 2679

Re: Video playback issues with XBMC on Raspbian.

Just throwing out some ideas here...Some things to check (they may be things you've already checked, but I'm listing them in case you maybe forgotten...) 1 - Did you purchase licenses for the 256MB Pi? (If so, did you purchase new licenses for the new Pi Unit? You cannot re-use licenses) 2 - Did you...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras
Replies: 13
Views: 10772

Re: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras

Up to 500 mA power, all ports Could be a problem if powering the Hub from the Pi - although most likely will still work. My actual measurements indicate that the Pi stays under 500mA (without anything plugged into USB), but recommended minimum is 700mA. Does it limit to 500mA - or is that just maxi...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hub Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: Hub Recommendations

I bought the Belkin F5U700 hub and it worked a day before failing. I am wanting to replace it with a decent cheap hub that can power the pi. I would prefer a 7 port, but could do a 4 port. What are you all using and what would you recommend I try? You can try the Macally 7-port USB Hub. I have one ...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras
Replies: 13
Views: 10772

Re: USB Hub that can power RPI and extras

My Manhattan MondoHub is due to arrive today, so that will likely be my recommended hub. Of course, it's a little overkill....lol. I like overkill, though. http://www.manhattan-products.com/en-US/products/9583-mondohub/images/31292.jpg Ports Transfer speeds: 1.5 / 12 / 480 Mbps / 5 Gbps (1) upstream...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Really slow USB HD performance
Replies: 34
Views: 28046

Re: Really slow USB HD performance

I hate to necro old posts, but is there a centralized place with performance metrics of various SD Cards and Hard Drives (or SSDs) used on the Pi? Not that I know of. Strictly from a performance standpoint, my SSDs are pretty fast in Windows (60GB Corsair Force 3 & 480GB Corsair Force GT) so I'm co...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anybody running SSD on RPi?
Replies: 15
Views: 73296

Re: Anybody running SSD on RPi?

You wont be able to power a SSD or HDD from an unmodified Raspberry. The USB ports have 140mA fuses in them. I know I'm necro'ing this post, but this is false information. I can connect a 480GB Corsair Force GT SSD directly to the Pi and power it just fine. I also tried this with a 60GB Corsair For...
by notarat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Really slow USB HD performance
Replies: 34
Views: 28046

Re: Really slow USB HD performance

I hate to necro old posts, but is there a centralized place with performance metrics of various SD Cards and Hard Drives (or SSDs) used on the Pi? Strictly from a performance standpoint, my SSDs are pretty fast in Windows (60GB Corsair Force 3 & 480GB Corsair Force GT) so I'm considering the use of ...
by notarat
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi 256MB instead 512MB...
Replies: 18
Views: 6508

Re: Rpi 256MB instead 512MB...

Hi everyone. I ordered the Rpi June 30 and I received it 3 days ago. I'm in France. On the invoice item description it says: Raspberry Pi Type B Single Board Computer 512MB, reference 7568308. Thats exactly what I've ordered on their website. This is the same reference if I order today on the websi...
by notarat
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Power constant + ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 1979

Re: Power constant + ignition

Hello all, I am working on a little project using a rpi. I plan to have my pi connected to a car stereo harness (like this http://www.nexxia.co.uk/pics/CT20FD10.jpg). There is three wires used for power in this harness, Ground (black), 12v+ (red), and Ignition. I realise that these will all need to...
by notarat
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB Hub Recomended for Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Re: USB Hub Recomended for Testing

I decided to instead purchase the Manhattan Mondo Hub

It seems to have a few more ports (28 total)
Image
lol.
by notarat
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: All-in-one computer case
Replies: 10
Views: 9783

Re: All-in-one computer case

I'd be interested in a case like that too, mine looks a bit too much like spaghetti at the moment. I'd like to see a case that powered the Pi, had 2 powered USB ports min and possibly, a USB to Sata adapter which could mount a 2.5" hdd in. I'm not worried about taking the SD card in and out as once...
by notarat
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB Hub Recomended for Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

USB Hub Recomended for Testing

I've tested quite a few peripherals for the Pi so I can contribute to the Wiki. That said, I generally don't have the resources to purchase Powered Hubs just for testing purposes so, if someone is in the market for a hub and doesn't mind spending the quid for what seems to be a very nice hub, I reco...
by notarat
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: iPhone USB Tethering on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 13349

Re: iPhone USB Tethering on Raspberry Pi

dmesg and http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=14394&p=182703 Speaking as someone who understands that a new product may attract people who have little to no prior Linux experience, (who, therefore need a little more verbose help) I gotta say that your post is only about 1% better...
by notarat
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: dvr-ms mpeg2 like not
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

Re: dvr-ms mpeg2 like not

I have a properly installed Mpeg2 license (tested it out with mpeg files) my dvr card stores my HD content in dvr-ms (6GB for an hour). That said my reading tells me that drv-ms is a wrapper for mpeg2 apparently not. When I play a dvr-ms I get pixelated (one or 2 frames no image that can be discern...
by notarat
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Power Supply Test
Replies: 3
Views: 7130

Power Supply Test

Saw this in the Technology section of Reddit and thought it appropriate to post here for those considering the purchase of a power supply.

http://www.arcfn.com/2012/10/a-dozen-us ... le-is.html
by notarat
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot connect with putty
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Cannot connect with putty

OK, wrote my SD card, connected up the RPi and after uncommenting hdmi_safe I was able to boot it and go through the setup, including enabling sshd. I also assigned it a static address in my router, and the RPi can access the Internet so the network connection seems to be working. I've checked with...
by notarat
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Tutorial: Add a Real Time Clock to the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 113
Views: 126860

Re: Tutorial: Add a Real Time Clock to the Raspberry Pi

Is there any chance of making a real time clock like this as a USB device? Note battery backed in the same way so that it was not drawing power from the USB port. huh, we don't recall ever seeing a USB based RTC, if you find one can you post a link? Cymbet makes one. Here's the pdf brochure http://...

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